‘In recent years there has been growing recognition that the acquisition of a second language is very much a social as well as a cognitive affair. This volume brings together a collection of articles documenting the various theories and methodologies for investigating L2 acquisition as a social phenomenon. As such, it is an essential purchase for anyone interested in SLA.’
Rod Ellis, University of Auckland, New Zealand
"This book should be an essential resource for graduate seminars in SLA.It is a unique testimony to the vibrancy of the field and to the astonishing complexity of the SLA experience."
Claire Kramsch, University of California, Berkeley, USA
"[A] remarkable effort to provide a comprehensive overview of current trends in SLA by gathering together different approaches in a critical way."
About the Author
Dwight Atkinson is Associate Professor of English at Purdue University, Indiana, specializing in second language acquisition, second language writing, and qualitative research approaches.